Born: March 3, 1949, Orange, N.J.

Federal Judicial Service: Nominated by Bill Clinton Sept. 22, 1999, to seat vacated by Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry; confirmed by Senate Feb. 10, 2000; received commission Feb.16, 2000.

Education: Lafayette College, B.A., 1971; Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career: Assistant deputy public defender, 1974-78; partner, Schwartz, Pisano, Simon, Edelstein & Ben-Asher, 1977-91; U.S. magistrate judge, D.N.J., 1991-2000

Race or Ethnicity: White